Peoria, AZ

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Peoria, AZ

About Peoria, AZ

Peoria, Arizona is a beautiful city located in the greater Phoenix area. With its excellent golf courses, vibrant street life and wide range of recreational activities, it's no surprise that Peoria has become one of the most popular destinations in the region. The city also boasts a progressive culture and world-class educational opportunities for all ages. Whether you're looking for outdoor fun or nightlife entertainment, Peoria has something to offer everyone. With its diverse attractions and growing economy, Peoria is an ideal location for families and visitors alike. Very large metro area set in the desert and mountains of the Southwest. Primary industries include technology and manufacturing. It is also the state capital and is known as a retirement destination. - In central Arizona, 110 miles north of Tucson and 120 miles south of Flagstaff..

Location Details

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area
City: Peoria
Zip Codes: 85345 85383 85382 85381
Cost of Living: 13.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 1086 ft above sea level
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Phoenix, Arizona, is a lively city with a story that stretches back thousands of years. Long ago, Native American tribes like the Hohokam lived here, creating an impressive irrigation system. Fast forward to the 19th century, Phoenix blossomed from a farming community into a bustling city, thanks to the railroad. Now, it stands as the fifth-largest city in the U.S., attracting folks from all walks of life.

Geographically, Phoenix sits in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by a stunning landscape of mountains and deserts, iconic for its saguaro cacti and beautiful sunsets. The nearby Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest offer great spots for hiking, camping, and boating, making it a paradise for those who love the outdoors.

The economy in Phoenix is strong and varied, featuring sectors like healthcare, education, technology, and tourism. This growth has brought many job opportunities, making it an attractive place for professionals. Plus, living here is relatively affordable compared to other big cities, with plenty of housing options available.

When it comes to politics, Phoenix presents a mixed bag. The city itself leans more liberal, while the surrounding areas tend to be more conservative. Arizona is often seen as a swing state, showing a balanced divide between the two major political parties during elections.

Life in Phoenix is never dull, thanks to its vibrant arts scene, sports teams (go Suns and Diamondbacks!), and numerous parks and hiking trails. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating its diverse culture and delicious cuisine.

New residents should be ready for the hot desert climate. Summers here can get extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to stay hydrated and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Also, keep in mind the monsoon season, which can bring heavy rains and dust storms during the summer months.

In summary, living in Phoenix offers a unique mix of natural beauty, economic opportunities, and a lively lifestyle. Whether you're into outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or looking for a thriving job market, Phoenix has something for everyone.

Peoria Cost of Living

Arts & culture, very low humidity, and natural beauty make Peoria a great place to live.

+23.4% higher than avg
+14.8% higher than avg
$2,050 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+30.2% higher than avg
Peoria Crime
32 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Peoria
   Arts & culture
Summer heat
   Very low humidity
Wildfires, heat waves
   Natural beauty
Significant traffic congestion
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Over 3 years ago

personally not for me. the people tried to burn me at the stake but i ran away. if this is somehting you are inot would definetly recommend!! <3 ur  More

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I know, its strange, I want to go live in Prescott for years!!!! Don't know why!!!! Its a strong feeling I have! I don't know what to do or why I have this strong  More

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Over 9 years ago

great  More

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